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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"A random question on diversity. I was asked how I've handled diversity in the past. I gave what I thought was a good answer, but the interviewer didn't agree. Rephrased it to include that I couldn't have seen much diversity in my life due to where I grew up, went to high school, went to college, and the fact that I was in a fraternity. So how could I deal with "ignorant african americans" in the inner city. I wish I was making this up. Needless to say I was shocked, a little offended, and blew the rest of the interview." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Which candidate most represents your views of socialized medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Beware of the question: "is there anything you prepared for that we didn't ask?" This came right after the diversity question and I wasn't prepared. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably, the candidate question. It was literally the first thing the first interviewer asked me. I know about socialized medicine, just not about the 2008 primary candidates' views. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched socialized medicine (as was the suggestion of a KU MSI). Reviewed my file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really did like KU. I grew up literally right down the street and knew a lot of physicians who either worked at/were educated at KU. I know a bit about the school, and the new research areas and heart hospital are really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer that questioned my "diversity" Really, really out of the blue. Also a bit of a shock considering I grew up in the shadow of the med school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I've been told following the interview that KU places a HUGE emphasis on diversity. So at least BS the fact that you have some during the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really "bit my tongue" and held off from writing this critique, also complaining about MD admissions does nothing. But, I wanted people to beware, and hopefully be prepared for some offensive interviewers. I really was hoping to attend KU, but it left such a bad taste in my mouth I'll never think of it the same way. Thank God I had other acceptances to choose from." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

KCI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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